What do independent experts say about sustainability and ING?
ING is one of the most sustainable listed banks in the world. Our policies and actions are assessed by independent research and ratings providers, which report on them annually.
ING remains a sustainability ‘leader’, ranking ninth out of 336 listed and non-listed global banks, according to Sustainalytics.
ING scored an 84 as of March 2019, one point lower than our previous rating, putting us in the 98th percentile in the banks industry group and first in our market capitalisation peer group. Sustainalytics is a global provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and ratings.
ING’s ‘leader’ status applies to our environmental and social performance, with the governance category falling in the ‘outperformer’ assessment tier.
ING retains our ‘A’ rating in the ESG ratings universe of MSCI, an investment research firm that provides indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics to institutional investors. The rating was confirmed in December 2018, remaining unchanged from the preceding two years.
The rating underscores ING’s sound corporate governance, as well as our strengths in human capital development, privacy and data security and financing environmental impact.
ING was again recognised by CDP as a ‘Climate change A-List’ company leading on climate action. This is the fifth year in a row that we’ve received this recognition.
The global non-profit CDP uses measurement and disclosure to improve the way companies and governments manage environmental risk. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of $96 trillion, it leverages investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 8,400 companies with over 50% of global market capitalisation disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2019.
Sustainability Index Products
ING is regularly included in sustainability-focused indices. The below is a selection of sustainability indices that include ING:
Euronext Vigeo Europe 120 (June 2019)
Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 (June 2019)
FTSE4Good Index Series (July 2018)
EURO STOXX 50® ESG-X (July 2019)
EURO STOXX® ESG-X (July 2019)
STOXX® Europe 50 ESG-X (July 2019)
Morningstar Developed Europe Sustainable Environment Index (July 2019)
Morningstar Developed Markets Sustainable Environment Index (July 2019)
Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Sustainable Environment Index (July 2019)
Morningstar Global Markets ex-US Sustainable Environment Index (July 2019)
Morningstar Global Markets Sustainable Environment Index (July 2019)
Morningstar Global Markets Low Carbon Risk Index (July 2019)
Morningstar Global Markets ex-US Low Carbon Risk Index (July 2019)
Morningstar Developed Markets Low Carbon Risk Index (July 2019)
Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Low Carbon Risk Index (July 2019)
Morningstar Developed Europe Low Carbon Risk Index (July 2019)